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Old 05-08-2008, 03:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How hard is it to buy a new car and then immediately sell it for what you paid? IE if you sell the car you can KEEP the gas card!!

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Old 05-08-2008, 03:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You have hit it right on!!
The deal is that for 12000 miles/yr you will pay only $2.99/gal and chrysler will pay the rest.
If gas goes to 2.99 or less you just forfeited your (substantial) discount on the purchase price. It is a gimmick for those who pay full list price or actually cannot afford to buy/negotiate a purchase.
The best is to wait until conditions are right and negotiate your best discount. As a bonus you save on sales tax too!! It's 7% here.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Considering that none of their vehicles can break 30mpg, I'd say no. Speak with your wallet and buy more efficient cars. They're following in Ford's footsteps by concentrating on hulking guzzlers. Let them lie in the bed they made. Even their Caliber is a chunky beast. Don't let Chrysler exploit fear of gas prices to buy you off!
Actually lots of them do. The 2009 Fiesta breaks 55 MPG, and it really breaks it to when people drive it with their normal driving habits, unlike the Prius.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/04/27/n...-by-late-2009/

As I said earlier, Ford never stopped making small efficient cars, they just haven't been selling them in the US. To their loss. You are totally right, and it's consumers voting with their wallets that finally brought about this change
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Actually lots of them do.
I was talking about Chrysler there. But speaking of Ford, how many small cars do they make compared to the slew of SUVs they crank out?
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actually for chrysler even there SUV's can get well over 30mpg and even 40mpg even jeeps and stuff. Its just those are diesels they have no interest in selling here. In fact more than half the US made chryslers are VERY good on gas they are just all shipped OUT of the US :-) cute ehh :-)
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My beef with them isn't about MPG, it's about reliability, and the fact that they're just plain fugly looking.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I was talking about Chrysler there. But speaking of Ford, how many small cars do they make compared to the slew of SUVs they crank out?
World wide, or in the US?

World wide small cars are the vast majority of their production.
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My beef with them isn't about MPG, it's about reliability, and the fact that they're just plain fugly looking.
I am sure that a lot of people would have the same view of our Ecomodded rides.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:48 AM   #19 (permalink)
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If they repossess the car do you have to give the gas back?
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Old 07-18-2008, 07:05 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I dont see how you would have to give it back. the collateral on the loan would be your car. whatever bank your loan was threw would want nothing to do with a gas card.

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